Friday, 21 July 2017

Carl And Manse II

Time Patrol, 1935, pp. 446-450.

Manse Everard says that there is a causal loop, that Carl has become a cause of the events that he set out to study. Carl replies that he has merely fitted into what was already there. But surely not? He has started a lineage that is centrally involved in the relevant events. But, if that were all, then events could now be left as they were. However, Carl must do one more thing: return to the fourth century and betray his descendants as recounted in the Norse stories.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And this is where we see Carl in his hour of agony and grief, being told he would have to do something so wrong and UNNATURAL, betraying to their deaths his own descendants.